Sunday, April 24, 2011

Rodeo Taunts

We went to the rodeo a while back. There were the regular events like bull riding, saddle bronc riding, barrel racing, etc. One of the favorites at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is "mutton busting" where five year old kids hang on to the back of a sheep for as long as possible. It's kind of like scaled down bull riding, except it's more acceptable if the contestants cry.

Unlike many sporting events, there aren't really any referee's for the crowd to yell at during the rodeo. There are judges, but they're low key and not really involved in the action. Since there aren't referees to taunt, we decided to have a brainstorming session on comments you might otherwise hear from the stands:

  • Come on - it's only eight seconds!

  • Your horse is slow!

  • I bet Jimmer could have ridden that bull!

  • Come on kid, it's only a sheep!

  • Let's see you wrestle one of those that hasn't been castrated!

  • Your daddy's a barrel racer!

  • Look at the big man rope the little cow (in a Dana Carvey muscleman voice)!

Maybe it's just as well the crowd doesn't get too involved at the rodeo.